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					                                                                                                   March, 2009


     Serving Wallbrook, Melanson, Gaspereau, White Rock and neighbouring communities.
             Featuring: Community Announcements, Spotlight on Business,
           Sports & Recreation, From the Pantry, Choir Corner, and Humour

          Spotlight on Business                        centre for twenty different brands. Actually, they can
                                                       service most major brands even if they didn’t sell
            Thoughts of Spring Cleaning                them.
                                                              Mr. Boudreau began as a service technician for
       It’s the first of March and you’re probably be- the Filter Queen line of vacuums at a company in
ginning to think about your spring cleaning. If so, a New Minas. In 1984 he had the opportunity to take
trip to Valley Vacuum in the Kings Centre Plaza,       over the service department and has never looked
New Minas would be a good place to start. Owner, back. He opened in his current location thirteen years
Kenny Boudreau and his staff, Robert (Bob) Hebb        ago and his business has just kept growing. In 2007
and Darrell Banks, can provide you with all your       the store was expanded, tripling the amount of show-
cleaning needs. They have over 130 different models room space. The extra space allows for all the vari-
of vacuum cleaners including: hand vacs., stick        ous vacuum accessories (bags, filters, belts, and
vacs., uprights, canister vacs., central vacuum sys-   hoses) that they carry for most of the major brands.
                                                              Having learned about vacuums from the inside
                                                       out, Kenny knows the importance of a well-
                                                       maintained machine. His technicians, Bob and Dar-
                                                       rell, have more than 35 years of experience between
                                                       them. When a customer brings in a vacuum, they
                                                       analyze the problem and give them a free estimate on
                                                       just what it will take to have it “humming” again. If
                                                       a repair or tune-up is required, they believe in doing
                                                       it right. It just makes good business sense and their
                                                       loyal customers appreciate it.
                                                              Once your carpets are clean, then perhaps your
                                                       other flooring needs attention. Valley Vacuum has
                                                       that covered too. Hardwood floor-care products as
                                                       well as products for your laminate, ceramic or porce-
                                                       lain floors can be found in stock.
                                                              The store has also branched out into other
tems, steam vacs., commercial and shop vacs all in a household cleaning products. If you need a mop or
wide range of models and prices.                       brushes, shampoos or stain removers, cleaning
       Valley Vacuum has one of the largest selections clothes, lint and pet hair removers, etc. this is the
of vacuums in Canada and is the authorized service     place to look.                  (Vacuum cont’d on pg. 3)


                                                                           *Registered Cotswold Sheep
  SHIRLEY’S TRAVEL                                                         *Producers of yarn and fibre
     LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED
                                                                           *Suppliers of yarn, fibres, spin-
 Kentville 679 0726                                                        ning and weaving equipment
 Kingston 866 693 4903
                                                                           830 Gaspereau River Rd.
                                                                           Phone 542-2656
    Airline Tickets ~ Packages                                             brenda@gaspereauvalleyfibres.ca
    Cruises ~ Travel Insurance                                             www.gaspereauvalleyfibres.ca

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                                                                     If you are interested in becoming a leader or a
                When We Meet                                   helper in the units, training provide, please contact Laura
Wallbrook Baptist Church – Sundays, 9:00 a.m.                  Huntley at 681-2787 or jwhuntley@eastlink.ca
White Rock Baptist Church - Sundays, 10:05 a.m.
Gaspereau Baptist Church - Sundays, 11:15 a.m.
Wolfville Ridge Baptist Church - Sundays, 11:00 a.m.                      Announcements:
                                                                                           Correction
G.B.C. Sunday School 10:00 a. m., 11:15 the third Sun-                   *Some of the facts in last month’s article
day of each month.                                                       entitled, “Offering Shelter,” were in error.
Baptist Youth Group - The Gaspereau Baptist Youth
                                                               The Dennison family of Grand Pré did take in Lillian
Group will be meeting every Friday at 7:30 pm at the
                                                               and Gordon Bentley, who had been orphaned by the
Gaspereau United Baptist Church. Please join us for fun,
snacks, friendship and interesting activities. Come away       Halifax Explosion, but the other two boys mentioned,
feeling better about yourself and the world we live in.        Malcolm and Francis were their natural children.
                                                               Thank you to Malcolm’s daughter for straightening
Gaspereau Ladies’ Auxiliary - Meet every other                 that out.
Wednesday. New members welcome. Contact Sandra
Gertridge at 542-3823 for more info.                                             Gaspereau Hall
Atlantic Baptist Women (WMS) - The first Wednesday             *For Hall Rentals call Martina at 542-2983
of the month. Contact Beatrice Pinch at 542-3361
Gems & Jewels seniors’ group – Every Tuesday from 1                             Melanson Hall
to 4 at the Gaspereau Hall, for cards, crokinole and friend-
                                                               *Ticket Auction April 18th from 12:00 - 1:30
ship. The first Tuesday of the month is a pot-luck lunch.
All seniors welcome!
                                                               Drawing at 1:30.
Melanson Community Club - Meets the last Monday
night of each month. New members or visitors are always               White Rock Baptist Church
welcome. Call Marlene Biggs at 542-5931 for more in-     *The weekly Rummage Sale at the White Rock
formation.                                               Baptist Church (White Rock Corner) will be held
                                                         both Fridays and Saturdays from 10-4. Proceeds for
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Venturers -Tuesday nights at the White Rock Baptist Church. There will be 1 Free
Gaspereau Elementary School. Beavers from 6:30 to        Table, as well as various knick/knacks. All dona-
7:30, Cubs from 6:30 to 8:00, Scouts and Venturers from tions gratefully accepted. For further information
7:00 to 8:30. Contact people: Beavers - Deidra Pinch 542 please call 542-5478.
-3863, Cubs - Penny Schofield 542-2901, Scouts - Ian
MacDonald 542-9219, Venturers - Shawn Davidson 542-
7716
                                                                 White Rock Community Centre
                                                         *Bean, Ham and Potato Scallop Supper: April
Sparks, Brownies, Guides & Pathfinders - Sparks meet 18th, more details next month.
Monday evenings at the Gaspereau School from 6:30 pm *Pancake Breakfast: May 2nd
until 7:30 pm. Brownies meet Monday evenings 6:30 pm *Community Clean-up day: May 9th
until 7:30 pm, Guides meet 6:30 to 8 pm, and Pathfinders *Auction 45s every Tuesday night at 7:30.
meet in New Minas at the Civic Centre once a month or
more.                                                                                      (Announcements cont’d on pg. 3)




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(Vacuum cont’d from pg. 1)
      Once your house is sparkling, there’s always      (Announcements cont’d from pg. 2)
the laundry and dishes to do. Valley Vacuum can                    White Rock Community Centre
help there too. They are the authorized agent for the   *Hall Bookings - We have 3 rooms on the lower
high-quality, European-made line of Miele washers,      level of the Hall that can be rented for $30/day or
dryers and dishwashers. Miele washers and dryers        evening. All inquiries for Hall Bookings should be
were recently mentioned on Canada AM as the most        directed to Jeannie Schofield at 542-7410.
energy efficient and longest lasting laundry pair on
the market.                                                       Wolfville Ridge Baptist Church
                                                        *Gospel Jams - March 11th and 25th at 7:30 p.m.
                                                        *Hymn Sing - March 15th at 7:00 p.m. Special
                                                        guests will be the ABCs from New Germany.


                                                                          Horton Homecoming
                                                                             August 13 - 16, 2009

                                                              Attention all HDHS - HHS students, staff and
                                                        friends! Horton is calling you home. It will soon be
                                                        50 years since HDHS opened its doors, a perfect time
       Even when your razor stops working, keep         to remember the good old days at HORTON DIS-
Valley Vacuum in mind. They are an authorized           TRICT and HORTON HIGH SCHOOLS.
agent for Phillips razors.                                    Join the celebration of those fabulous, fun days.
       The store is open six days a week. Their hours         Go to http://www.horton.ednet.ns.ca/reunion
are: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for all the details.
- 9 to 5, Thursdays and Fridays - 9 to 7. After a visit                SPREAD THE WORD!
to Valley Vacuum you’ll be ready to face all your
cleaning challenges.
       *For more details see their advertisement on
the back page.
                                      - Daphne Frazee                            Looking for the
                                                                           Gaspereau Valley Gazette?
                  Window Cleaner
                                                               Copies are available the first of each month at:
2 c. water
                                                        Avery’s Farm Market (Greenwich), White Rock Commu-
1/4 c. vinegar                                          nity Centre, Gaspereau Vineyards, Gaspereau Conven-
1/2 t. liquid dish soap                                 ience, Gaspereau Hall, Gaspereau Elementary, Gaspereau
Mix and place above ingredients in a spray bottle.      Valley Fibres, Reid’s Meats, Grand Pré Convenience,
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-best-window-       Evangeline Inn & Motel, Light & Shadow, and the Weave
cleaner.html                                            Shed.


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                Historical Notes                                  “I now beg leave to state, with regard to 1869,
                                                           that at seven a.m. on October 5, the moon will be at
                  The Saxby Gale
                                                           the part of her orbit which is nearest the earth. Her
             by George Bernard Conway
                                                           attraction will be, therefore, at its maximum force.
                                                           At noon of the same day the moon will be on the
       ...“There appears to be a high level of public
                                                           earth’s equator, a circumstance that never occurs
disbelief in the ability of “psychics” to see into the
                                                           without marked atmospheric disturbance, and at two
future in this modern society. When people are alone
                                                           p.m. of the same day lines drawn from the earth’s
their true feelings come out: they believe that such
                                                           centre would cut the sun and moon in the same arc of
abilities exist. Proof of this can be found in the
                                                           right ascension (the moon’s attraction and the sun’s
popularity of such shows as The X Files, The Outer
                                                           attraction will therefore be acting in the same direc-
Limits and Millennium. These shows are based
                                                           tion): in other words the new moon will be on the
mainly, if not solely, on a story, or stories, that deal
                                                           earth’s equator when the perigee, and nothing more
with the paranormal abilities of people, including the
                                                           threatening can, I say, occur, without a miracle.”
clairvoyant. This is not, however, a new phenome-
                                                                  Even with logic and reason behind such a pre-
non. On the contrary, the human desire to know the
                                                           diction little credibility or attention was given to it on
future has existed for millennia. From the times of
                                                           the North American side of the Atlantic Ocean. The
ancient Oracles of Greece, to the “Book of Revela-
                                                           explanation for the indifference may be that late Sep-
tions,” to the ancient Chinese who read the cracks in
                                                           tember and early October is hurricane season in that
cooked turtle shells, to Nostra Damus to Captain S.
                                                           part of the world. Nova Scotia is prone to receive the
M. Saxby people have wanted to know the future so
                                                           aftermath of hurricanes yearly in the form of tropical
they might control their destiny.
                                                           storms, and occasionally encounters a full blown hur-
       The desire to know one’s future would appear
                                                           ricane. Nevertheless, as predicted, the “Saxby
to be a reasonable desire, especially for a species that
                                                           Gale” (as it would eventually be known) did arrive
exists for a finite period of time. This is a story of
                                                           on October 5, 1869.
one such vision.
                                                                  The day started out without a hint of what was
       Many people today know of the Oracles of an-
                                                           to come. It was sunny, warm, and with a slight
cient Greece, or even Nostra Damus, but few people
                                                           breeze. As the day progressed, the breeze became
know of the prophecy of Captain S. M. Saxby. The
                                                           stronger and by 5 p.m. it was hurricane force with
people who should know of this story probably do
                                                           heavy rain appearing. Along with this wind came
not; however, if they looked around Kings County,
                                                           higher and higher tides. These tides became so
they would see the importance of knowing about the
                                                           strong and large that they quickly broke through the
prophecy.
                                                           dykes. The gale continued to rage throughout the
       In December, 1868, Captain Saxby wrote a let-
                                                           night and only lessened with the coming of first light.
ter to the various London newspapers in the United
                                                                  The fury of the storm was almost unimagin-
Kingdom. The letter, which was published that same
                                                           able; the tides rose more than one third of a meter
month, “… predicted a terrible gale in both hemi-
                                                           than had been previously recorded. All of the 1400
spheres, beginning at seven a.m., October5, 1869.”
                                                           hectares of dyke land near Grand Pré were flooded.
Furthermore, the letter gave the reason behind the
                                                           The dykes at Canard, and Horton were completely
prediction:
                                                                                                   ( cont’d on pg. 7)




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                              FROM THE PANTRY
                  Yogurt Cheese
                                                                         Versatile Casserole
       Yogurt cheese is a thick, creamy, tart cheese
made of yogurt. It's a great natural, low                 Base: 2 c. dry macaroni or any other pasta (cooked)
fat (depending on the fat content of the yogurt you              Mix together and heat on low until cheese
purchase) substitute for cream cheese when making         melts:
dips and spreads. Created by lining a colander or         1 can (10 oz.) cream soup (mushroom, celery, etc.)
strainer with three layers of rinsed and wrung out        1/2 c. milk
cheesecloth. Place the strainer over a bowl , then        1 c. (4 oz.) cheese (The type depends on what meat
pour a container, any size, of plain natural yogurt       of fish you are using, i.e., Swiss with ham)
into the cheesecloth. Cover with a plate and let drain
in the refrigerator six hours or overnight. Discard the   When heated add: 1/2 c. mayonnaise
liquid that has formed in the bowl and what's left in                          1/4 t. pepper
your cheesecloth is the yogurt cheese. This process              Add cooked macaroni. The rest of the casse-
can be interrupted at the three hour mark, when the       role is up to you. I use about a cup or two of any of
texture resembles sour cream and can be used as a         the following: chopped chicken, ham, cut up sau-
sour cream substitute. You can experiment with the        sage, or a can of tuna. Whatever is on hand.
timing on both of these to see what texture is right             Then add any of the following: (These are just
for you. Just keep checking at hourly intervals by        guidelines. I usually use the first 3 and wing it for
drawing a knife through the yogurt to see if it's the     the rest.)
right thickness.                                          1 c. sliced celery
                                                          1/3 c. chopped onions -- green, white or red
Cranberry Spread                                          1/4 c. chopped pimento or red pepper
1 c. yogurt cheese                                        1/4 c. chopped green pepper
1/4 c. dry cranberries                                    1 c. frozen peas
2 tsp. honey                                              1 c. frozen corn
                                                          1 c. cooked broccoli
      Chop cranberries fine or whirl them in your
food processor. Combine all ingredients ‘til well           Mix well and put into a large casserole
blended. Place in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes (uncovered).
use. Lovely on sweetbreads, bagels or as a sandwich         I like cheese, so I usually grate more over the
spread.                                               top halfway through the baking.
      enjoy!                             -Lin Roy                                            - Catherine Mills




   Vineyard View Guesthouse                                 Charles H. Wright- Building Memories
                                                                What do the War Memorial Gymnasium,
       747 Allison Coldwell Road, Gaspereau
                                                          St. Andrew’s United Church, and the Hell’s Gate
                     542-1625
                                                          power station have in common? They were all
              24 Hour Assisted Living
                                                          built by Charles Wright.
                                                                The story of this once prominent local
Looking for staff willing to work the night               building contractor is available exclusively
shift, two days a week.                                   through the Author, Daphne Frazee, for $25.00.
            For more info. call 542-1625                                   Phone 542-4309

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                                   ♪ ♫ CHOIR CORNER ♪ ♫

               Be Thou My Vision
                    Eighth Century                                                Submitted by Zelda Weatherbee
                                                                         Info. taken from, "Then Sings My Soul"
                                                                                    Written by Robert J. Morgan
       Well, Patrick was a saint and the only saint that
has a global holiday and a distinct colour of green.
    What is now known as Scotland, along the River
Clyde, Patrick was born A.D. 373. When he was 16,                        From Found Writings
raiders rushed into his little town and burned his
home. As the pirates were leaving they spotted Pat-         March 4, 1946
rick and pulled him out of the bushes. He was taken         The Young People met at the home of Mrs. Joseph
on board a ship and taken to Ireland as a slave. Pat-       Anderson. The meeting came to order.
rick left behind his father, who was a deacon and                 It was moved by Jim and seconded by Dorothy
a grandfather, who was a priest.                            that we go to the Rally in Canard.
    Some years later, Patrick was able to escape and              The Roll Call will be answered with a verse of
returned home. Everyone was overjoyed to see him            scripture with the word Joy in it.
and made him promise to never leave again. Unfor-                 It was moved by Doris Anderson and seconded
tunately one night Patrick had a dream that an Irish-       by Gerald Romans that the bill for flowers and or-
man was pleading with him to come back and                  anges be paid.
"evangelize Ireland".                                             Frances Davidson invited the group to meet at
    At the age of 30 Patrick did decide to return to        her home on April 2.
his former captors with an opened mind. Apparently                Offering amt. $1.24.
the Druids were a very superstitious lot and they                 Three new members have joined our society.
were afraid of him and plotted to kill him.                 Namely Mary Martin, Jean Reid, and Frances David-
    Patrick, through his quiet, consistent way, be-         son.
came a very famous preacher and started over 200                  The meeting closed with a friendship circle,
churches in this forbidden place. Several centuries         singing, "Into My Heart".
later his influence could still be felt in the Irish com-                                 Frances Coldwell, Sect.
munity and an unknown poet wrote the words to this
hymn. Not until 1905 was this poem translated to            March 18, 1946
what we know today.                                               The group motored to the rally held in Ca-
                                                            nard. Our group had the honour of having the largest
     Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart                  attendance and it was decided that our group take
    Naught be all else to me save that Thou art             charge of the devotion at the meeting to be held at
     Thou my best thought by day or by night                Billtown.
    Waking of sleeping, Thy presence my light

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(cont’d from pg. 4) submerged, causing muddy salt wa-      hear, or where able to understand science on an un-
ter to move throughout large areas of the county.          paralleled level. Captain Saxby used the latter, but
Salt water went as far as Sheffield Mills. With the        whatever the cause of his prediction little debate can
sudden release of water, livestock was drowned,            exist over the validity and correctness of his predic-
crops were destroyed and the flooded lands were            tion.”
covered in salt (destroying the grass crop for three        (Article from Kings County Vignettes Vol. 10, part of a
years). The recently constructed rail lines were se-       series of 10 books containing a collection of short stories
verely damaged, especially the thirty-two kilometers       about Kings County history. They may be purchased at
between Kentville and Horton, and railway bridges          the Kings County Museum in Kentville. Visit their web-
across the county were swept away.                         site to learn more. www.okcm.com Thank you to the
                                                           Kings Historical Society.)
       While the damage was severe, it could have
been worse had it not been for the preparation of the
various townspeople throughout the county. While
the people did prepare for the impending storm it was
not out of belief in Captain Saxby’s “prophecy.” The
truth is that the people prepared for the storm be-
cause there were warnings from “weather-wise” peo-
ple throughout the county.
       “Our gale here was fully up to mark, and
thanks to our weather-wise folks we were somewhat
prepared for it. Our vessels were all secured, and
suffered little or no damage, but our dykes are com-
plete wreck. ...some 300 men have been at work on
them, and have succeeded in repairing them, so as to
save further loss.” The storm continued for a few
days, mostly in unusually high tides and strong winds
which were explained by Captain Saxby’s letter.
       There was also an element of humor that arose
from the gale. It centered around the story that a hus-
band and wife from an area heavily hit by the storm,
had argued earlier as to which way their newly built
house would face. The husband’s decision was the
                                                                            Nature’s Work of Art
prevalent one and the wife dealt with this by leaving             Just a leaky pipe from a spring was enough to cre-
him and moving in with her mother. The gale came           ate this towering geyser of ice back in February 1989. It
along and turned the house completely on its founda-       was located on the western end of the White Rock Road,
tion, thus making it the direction that the wife           not far from Canaan.
wanted. She subsequently moved back in the next                                       Photo thanks to Conrad Davison.
day.
       It would seem that Captain Saxby’s vision was                      Be Part of the Next Issue
not a prophecy, but an astronomical forecast. The            The deadline for next month’s issue is the 12th of this
same knowledge that Captain Saxby possessed may            month.
have been used by the “weather-wise” in Kings                    Community announcements are free, classified ads.
County, albeit in a less refined manner. The knowl-        are $3.00 / month, a business card size advertisement
edge that humans had about celestial occurrences in        $15 / month, and a 1/4 page ad. is $30 / month.
the latter half of the nineteenth century was sufficient         Submissions may be dropped off at 1725 White
                                                           Rock Rd. in the blue mailbox by the office door, by phone
enough to have made such a prediction.
                                                           542-4309, or e-mail. All submissions are subject to ap-
       Perhaps the people that others have looked          proval by the Editor.
upon as clairvoyant have merely possessed a keen            gaspereaugazette@accesswave.ca
sense or ability to tell people what it is they want to    www.reddragonflydmc.com/GaspereauValleyGazette/


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                                           Sports & Recreation
Gaspereau & District Recreation Commission                        abilities. Weekly starting Jan. 7. $2 drop in, $15/season.
        WINTER PROGRAMS (Jan-March) 2009                          Coordinator: Jen Kelday.

Sports Club - Mondays 2:15-4:30 (Ages 8-12)                       Movers Club - Thursdays 2:15-4:30 (Ages 5-7) *note:
For grades 3-6, offers skills and games in a variety of           now on Thursdays
sports from basketball, handball, soccer, and much more.          Games for P-2 with a focus on safety and fun. 8 weeks
8 weeks starting Jan. 19. $20. Instructors TBA.                   starting Jan. 22. $20. Instructor: Joel Hornborg

Adventure Club - Tuesdays 2:15-5:30 (Ages 9-12)                   Adult Yoga (Level 1) - Thursdays 3:00-4:30pm (All
For grades 4-6, this includes activities such as snow shoe-       ages /abilities)
ing, sledding, skiing, winter survival, navigation, first aid,    Introduction to Anusara yoga poses and breathing inte-
and more. Outer exploration, inner discovery. 8 weeks             grating the celebration of the heart, universal principles of
starting Jan. 20. $50 Instructor: Joel Hornborg                   alignment, and balanced energetic action. 9 weeks start-
                                                                  ing Jan. 15. $45, no drop-ins.
Activity Club - Tuesdays 2:15-3:30 (Ages 5-12)                     Instructor: Sophie Berube.
New program offering FREE opportunities to try out new
activities. 1-4 week classes starting in February. Tenta-         Adult Yoga (Level 1/2) - Thursdays 5:15-6:45pm
tive schedule includes Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, Ultimate                Deepen your knowledge of fundamental yoga. For stu-
Frisbee, Capoeira, Nordic Walking, and Climbing. Con-             dents with yoga experience. 9 weeks starting Jan. 15.
tact us late January for schedule.                                $45, no-drop ins.      Instructor: Sophie Berube

Always Active - Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 (Recommended                   Family Badminton - Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm           (All
for Seniors)                                                      ages/abilities)
New program offering opportunity for gentle activity to           Badminton fun for the whole family. Play games, rally,
improve balance, flexibility and muscular strength. 8             or challenge your parents. Weekly starting Jan. 8. $2 drop
weeks starting Jan. 20. $30. Instructor: Suzanne Fevens.          -in per adult, $15/season. Kids are free! Coordinator:
                                                                  Sarah Ehler.
Adult Kick Boxing - Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 (All ages /
abilities)                                                        Adult Badminton - Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm (All ages/
New program focused on fitness through fun and interac-           abilities)
tive kickboxing skills. Great for all ages and abilities. 8       Adult Badminton club for new and experienced players
weeks starting Jan.20. $30. Instructor: Suzanne Fevens.           alike. Doubles, Singles and Mixed Doubles play. Weekly
                                                                  starting Jan. 8, $2 drop-in, $15 per season.
Adult Ball Hockey - Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 (NOT the 3rd               Coordinator: Cletus Corporon.
Tuesday of the month)                                             Infinity Adventure Club - Sundays 10:00-1:00pm (Age
Recreational floor hockey for adults of all abilities. Space      13-17)
is limited. Weekly, starting Jan. 6. $2 drop-in, $15 per          Our youth adventure club is back out there! Adventures
season.                   Coordinator: Donald Sam.                include snow shoeing, skiing, sledding, winter survival,
                                                                  navigation, first aid, and more. Outer exploration, inner
Adult Fitness Club - Times TBA (All ages /abilities)              discovery! 8 weeks starting Jan. 25. $50
Fitness oriented activity including, aerobics, strength           Instructor: Joel Hornborg
training, balance and flexibility work. Contact us for
times and cost.     Instructor: TBA.                       Family Adventure Club - Sundays 2:00-5:00pm (Ages
                                                           7 and up recommended)
Dance Club - Wednesdays 2:15-4:30 (Ages 5-12)              New program for families. Includes outdoor activities
Great fun for grades P-6. Space is limited. 8 weeks start- such as snow shoeing, skiing, sledding, winter survival,
ing Jan. 21. $50. Instructor: Courtney Smith               navigation, first aid, etc. Outer exploration, inner discov-
                                                           ery! 8 weeks starting Jan. 25. $40/person $100/family.
Adult Volleyball Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 (All ages/ abili- Instructors: Joel Hornborg, Troy Coldwell.
ties)
Recreational full court volleyball for all adult ages and  Contact us at: 670-6393 or gaspereau.rec@gmail.com

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             The Girl’s Own Annual                         plane iron on old nails or tacks in the floor.
                  circa 1913                                               The Banana in Cookery
                                                                  “Today the banana belongs to the housekeepers
                                                           of the world, owing not more, perhaps, to the im-
                                                           provements in cultivation than to the improvements
                                                           in means of transportation. Less than forty years ago
                                                           this fruit was very little known in England, and now
                                                           it ranks with the oranges in extent of consumption.
                                                           In fact, during the winter months these two are the
                                                           cheapest and most popular fruits obtainable.
                                                                  Authorities give to bananas a food value of
                                                           considerable importance and agree that the case with
                                                           which they may be digested is facilitated by cook-
                                                           ing…”
                                                                   Some of the recipes contained in the article
                                                           include: Tournedos of Beef à la St. Denis, Hominy
                                                           and Horse-Radish Croquettes and Sautéed Banana,
                                                           Sato Salad, Banana Fritters, and Banana-Sponge.
      The Annual, consisting of 768 pages, contains
a collection of short stories, crochet patterns, fashion  Chicken and Sautéed Bananas
trends, recipes, advice on home repairs, biographies            For this melt a tablespoonful of butter and add
of European royalty, etc. It was edited by Flora          one onion thinly sliced and two chickens cut in
Klickmann and printed by William Clowes and Sons,         pieces for serving. Cover and let simmer for ten
Ltd. of London. Here are some excerpts.                   minutes, then add one cupful of chicken stock and
                                                          cook until meat is tender. Remove chicken, rub on-
              The Handy Girl about the House              ion with stock through a sieve and add a tablespoon-
Creaking Floor-boards.                                    ful and a half of butter worked until creamy and
       Creaking floor-boards are very annoying, and mixed with a tablespoonful and a half of flour. Bring
are caused by the shrinking of the wood from the          sauce to the boiling-point, season with salt and pep-
nails. The best way to treat them, unless you can af-     per. Remove skins from two bananas, scrape, cut in
ford to have the floor relaid, is to fasten them down diagonal half-inch slices, dip in flour and sauté in
with fresh nails in new places. The position of the       butter. Arrange chicken on a hot dish, pour over
joists is easily traced by the heads of the nails. Use sauce and garnish with sautéed bananas and parsley.
French nails, as you would find the proper floor nails                       Spring Fashions
too difficult to manage well. They are like huge
brads. Do not touch the old nails, except to send
down again with a good blow of the hammer any that
project. Drive the new nails in nearer the edge of the
board whenever there is room, but if there is not
room there, put them in a little above or below the
old ones, taking care that you are still nailing into the
joist.
       It is essential that the nails be driven well home
by strong blows, so that their heads sink into the
wood. Get a fairly large hammer, and do this job
when you are needing muscular exercise.
       If the boards are at all warped, and the edges
still project or curl up after nailing, go over them
with the plane, of course taking care not to spoil you


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                      HUMOUR                                        side the screen door. PS. Don't leave any milk."
                                                                          "No milk. Please do not leave milk at No. 14
Dear Milkman:                                                       either as he is dead until further notice."
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       "Milkman please close the gate behind you be-                2. A day without sunshine is like, night.
cause the birds keep pecking the tops off the milk."                3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
       "Sorry not to have paid your bill before, but my             4. I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar terri-
wife had a baby and I've been carrying it around in                 tory.
my pocket for weeks."                                               5. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the
       "Sorry about yesterday's note. I didn't mean                 spot.
one egg and a dozen pints, but the other way round."                6. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
       "When you leave my milk knock on my bed-                     7. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel uni-
room window and wake me because I want you 'to                      verse.
give me a hand to turn the mattress."                               8. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you
       "My daughter says she wants a milkshake. Do                  say will be misquoted, then used against you.
you do it before you deliver or do I have to shake the              9. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be
bottle."                                                            without sponges
       "Please send me a form for cheap milk, for I                 10. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
have a baby two months old and did not know about                   11. Remember half the people you know are below
it until a neighbor told me."                                       average.
       "Milk is needed for the baby. Father is unable               12. Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how
to supply it."                                                      popular it remains?
       "From now on please leave two pints every                    13. Nothing is fool-proof to a talented fool.
other day and one pint on the days in between, except               14. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
Wednesdays and Saturdays when I don't want any                      15. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
milk."                                                              16. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
       My back door is open. Please put milk in                     17. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked
'fridge, get money out of cup in drawer and leave                   into jet engines.
change on kitchen table, because we want to play                    18. The early bird may get the worm, but the second
bingo tonight."                                                     mouse gets the cheese.
       "Please leave no milk today. When I say to-                  19. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
day, I mean tomorrow, for I wrote this note yesterday               20. I intend to live forever - so far so good.
                                                                    21. Borrow money from a pessimist - they don't expect it
or is it today?"
                                                                    back.
       "When you come with the milk please put the
                                                                    22. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy
coal on the boiler, let dog out and put newspaper in-
                                                                    her friends?                        (cont’d on pg. 11)

                                                             DJF                                                         DJF
                  The Oof Family                                                           The Oof Family
                                                                        Don’t you worry your little cotton
  Flo, I just love what                                                 tail about it. You’ll have those
  you’ve done to your flat.                                             chocolate eggs by April 11th Peter,
                                                                        or my name isn’t Benedict Oof.




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people have.                                                                          fine-dining experience
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the wrong lane and going the wrong way.
                                                                                        On
28. If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence
that you tried.                                                   Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
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thinking.                                                           and receive a second entrée of
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after you need it.
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criticism.                                                             Friday and Saturday Nights
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of checks.
33. Never do card tricks for the group you play                     “Win the Crowd - Win the Cash!”
poker with.
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